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Little Kingdoms

Little Kingdoms

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by Steven Millhauser  
Language: English
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Cartoons that draw their creator into another world; demonic paintings that exert a sinister influence on our own. Fairy tales that express the secret losses and anxieties of their tellers. These are the elements that Steven Millhauser employs to such marvelous--and often disquieting--effect in Little Kingdoms, a collection whose three novellas suggest magical companion pieces to his acclaimed longer fictions.
In "The Little Kingdom of J. Franklin Payne," a gentle eccentric constructs an elaborate alternate universe that is all the more appealing for being transparently unreal. "The Princess, the Dwarf, and the Dungeon" is at once a gothic tale of nightmarish jealousy and a meditation on the human need for exaltation and horror. And "Catalogue of the Exhibition" introduces us to the oeuvre of Edmund Moorash, a Romantic painter who might have been imagined by Nabokov or Poe. Exuberantly inventive, as mysterious as dreams, these novellas will delight, mesmerize, and transport anyone who reads them.

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Martin Dressler" come three novellas--works of fiction that create a poetry of the impossible and blithely cross the threshold between the "real" world and the imaginary landscapes of art. "As Gothic as Poe and as imaginative as "Fantasia"".--"Entertainment Weekly".


Details Of Book : Little Kingdoms

Book: Little Kingdoms
ISBN: 0375701435
ISBN-13: 9780375701436
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 1998-02-03
Publisher: Vintage
Number of Pages: 240
Language: English
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